Conferences - Seminars

25APR
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Abstract: Mining, smelting, and use of tungsten (W) have increased rapidly in the past few decades, but recently the US EPA declared this element an “emerging contaminant of concern,” because it is likely a carcinogen. Despite the health concerns, remarkably little research has yet addressed the environmental transport and fate of tungsten. As dissolved tungsten ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Tungsten isotopes as a probe of reactions governing environmental transport of a toxic heavy metal""
By Dr Laura Wasylenki, associate professor (visiting professor @EML-EPFL), Sesame Lab ...
26APR
  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

Within mitochondria, the biogenesis of the respiratory chain complexes (I to IV), is a highly coordinated process. Cox2 is a mitochondrial-encoded central subunit of the complex IV. Using yeast as a model system, we find that the ribosome receptor Mba1 forms a ribosomes-nascent chain complex with ribosome translating Cox2 and the Cox2 chaperone Cox20. We ... Read more about "“New Insights into mitochondrial Cox2 biogenesis”"
By Isotta Lorenzi Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
26APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

In addition to producing energy, mitochondria perform a number of biochemical and signaling functions. Recent evidence suggests that, like neurons in neural networks, mitochondria sense, integrate, and signal. Mitochondria thereby transmit information about external stressors and translate it into molecular and physiological responses. To understand how this influences gene expression and multisystemic neuroendocrine responses to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // The power to sense and signal: Mitochondrial regulation of stress responses"
By Martin Picard, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurology, Division of Behavioral ...
27APR
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  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a monoamine that has various functions in both neuronal and non-neuronal systems. Recent studies revealed that peripheral 5-HT plays an important role in metabolic regulation in peripheral tissues. Inhibition of 5-HT synthesis reduced the weight gain and improved the ... Read more about "Serotonin as a new therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus and obesity"
By Chang Myung OH, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical ...
27APR
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By Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF ...
27APR
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  19:00-20:30 CO2

La matière au niveau subatomique ne se comporte pas d’une manière prévisible selon les lois de la physique classique. L’observateur pourrait avoir un impact direct sur les expériences de mesures quantiques. Le débat reste vif et les interprétations nombreuses quant à l’influence de l’observateur sur le comportement de la matière. Conscience et matière entretiennent-elles un ... Read more about "Conférence: Matière et conscience. Quel impact nos connaissances en physique quantique peuvent-elles avoir sur notre compréhension de la conscience?"
By  – au panel:   Dr. Giuliana Galli Carminati, médecin psychiatre (PhD) et ...
01MAY
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) occurs as heterotrimeric complexes containing catalytic a subunits and regulatory b and g subunits. Genes encoding these subunits are found in the genomes of almost all eukaryotes, suggesting that this is an ancient signalling pathway that arose during early eukaryotic evolution. ... Read more about "Sensing of nutrients and energy by the AMP-activated protein kinase"
By Grahame HARDIE University of Dundee, UK
01MAY
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  16:15-17:15 BC420

Abstract : With machine learning technology we are now able to automate many tasks that humans learn to perform through experience rather than through step-by-step instruction. Without such a learning capability we are limited to automating tasks for which a step-by-step sequence of instructions is known. In this talk we shall ask whether it is ... Read more about "IC Distinguished Lecture - What Can be Automated: A Viewpoint from Learning and Evolution"
By Professor Leslie Valiant - Harvard University    

Leslie Valiant was educated at ...

Miscellaneous

25APR
  15:00-17:30 BC420

The Doctoral School, the Study Programs Promotion Department and the Student Affairs Service are delighted to invite all newly enrolled PhD students for this gathering in order to meet and talk about all services available for them on the campus. At 3pm, we will meet in room BC 420. Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, ... Read more about "PhD Welcome Event"
By Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-president for Education, and representatives of other services ...
28APR
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Dear Bachelor and Master Student, The Equal Opportunities Office of EPFL and Accenture would like to invite you to an exclusive Women’s Lunch Event at EPFL. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations in more than 120 countries. Take ... Read more about "Women's Lunch event with Accenture"
By Accenture representatives; The event will consist of a presentation in ...

Call for proposal

13MAR
30APR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"
30APR
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Swiss Bridge is a private foundation associated with the Swiss Cancer League, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and supports high-quality cancer research in Europe. This year, young investigators (under the age of 45 holding a PhD or MD and having obtained an independent position at a hospital, ... Read more about "[SWISS BRIDGE AWARD 2017 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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Projects 2017 Gebert Rüf Stiftung wishes to help facilitate breakthroughs for applied science projects with the potential to have a major impact. Its aim is not support for the sciences as such. Its support strategy is based on areas of activity with a limited duration and on clear selection criteria. Submission deadlines: 01.05.2017 Funding: Up ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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DesignPlus: Bridging the gap to innovation Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports innovative projects at Swiss institutions of higher education which succeed in combining design with application-oriented technology, research and educational practice in an exemplary manner. Submission deadline : 01.05.2017 Funding : up to CHF 50,000 for small projects (short duration) to up to CHF 300,000 for ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 : Free entrance, registration mandatory Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals will be provided to all registered participants. This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 Frontiers in Metabolism: REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By See the Symposium website: lss2017.epfl.ch